Tanner Roark

Tanner Roark #57

  • P
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2" /235
  • Age: 31


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls

Tanner Roark Postseason Career Stats

3 0-1 3.86 7.0 4 1.86

Tanner Roark 2017 Stats

32 13-11 4.67 181.1 166 1.33

Tanner Roark MLB Career Stats

151 55-39 3.41 754.2 586 1.19

Tanner Roark Bio

  • Full Name: Tanner B. Roark
  • Pronunciation: RO-ahrk
  • Nickname: T-Ro
  • Born: 10/5/1986 in Wilmington, IL
  • Draft: 2008, Texas Rangers, 25th rd. (753rd overall)
  • College: Illinois
  • Debut: 8/7/2013
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Postseason Career Stats 0 1 3.86 3 1 0 7.0 4 1.86
2017 Stats 13 11 4.67 32 30 0 181.1 166 1.33
MLB Career Stats 55 39 3.41 151 111 1 754.2 586 1.19
  • Status: Active

Tanner Roark Two-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2017 Nationals NL 832 Two-seam FB 92.15 91.49 2,045.77 6.02 87.14
MLB Avg - - - Two-seam FB 92.43 92.03 2,162.82 6.11 87.27
Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2017 Nationals NL 832 Two-seam FB 92.15 91.49 2,045.77 6.02 87.14
MLB Avg - - - Two-seam FB 92.43 92.03 2,162.82 6.11 87.27


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Tanner Roark Stats

*Since 2006

Tanner Roark Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Tanner Roark Statcast Events


Tanner Roark Zone Charts

Tanner Roark Pitch Breakdown [Catcher Perspective]
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Tanner Roark News

Tanner Roark Fantasy News

January 13, 2018 at 9:45 PM ET

Rendon ($12.3M) among Nats with new deals

The Nationals agreed to one-year contracts with Anthony Rendon, Tanner Roark and Michael A. Taylor on Friday, thus avoiding arbitration.

January 12, 2018 at 3:15 PM ET

Roark, Nats avoid arbitration

The Nationals have locked up a key member of their starting rotation for at least another season.


Tanner Roark Awards

INT Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
07/30/2012 Syracuse INT

EAS Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/01/2011 Harrisburg EAS

Tanner Roark Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2014 2.85 12th in NL
2016 2.83 6th in NL


Season W Rank
2014 15 8th in NL
2016 16 5th in NL
2017 13 13th in NL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
2014 .600 11th in NL
2016 .615 12th in NL
2017 .542 17th in NL


Season SO Rank
2016 172 14th in NL
2017 166 16th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2014 1.09 8th in NL
2016 1.17 14th in NL
2017 1.33 21st in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2014 .239 14th in NL
2016 .228 10th in NL
2017 .254 16th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2014 31 25th in NL
2016 33 3rd in NL
2017 30 20th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2014 1 12th in NL


Season SHO Rank
2014 1 10th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2014 198.2 18th in NL
2016 210.0 4th in NL
2017 181.1 16th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2016 7.37 24th in NL
2017 8.24 18th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2014 3.54 13th in NL
2016 2.36 25th in NL
2017 2.59 20th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2016 73 5th in NL
2017 64 13th in NL


Season H Rank
2016 173 16th in NL
2017 178 15th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2017 23 20th in NL

Tanner Roark Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 4, 2015 Washington Nationals recalled RHP Tanner Roark from Harrisburg Senators.
August 31, 2015 RHP Tanner Roark assigned to Harrisburg Senators from Potomac Nationals.
August 25, 2015 Washington Nationals optioned RHP Tanner Roark to Potomac Nationals.
June 21, 2015 Tanner Roark roster status changed by Washington Nationals.
June 19, 2015 Washington Nationals placed RHP Tanner Roark on the paternity list.
August 6, 2013 Washington Nationals selected the contract of RHP Tanner Roark from Syracuse Chiefs.
January 15, 2013 Washington Nationals invited non-roster RHP Tanner Roark to spring training.
August 20, 2012 Tanner Roark roster status changed by Syracuse Chiefs.
August 17, 2012 Syracuse Chiefs placed RHP Tanner Roark on the temporarily inactive list.
April 4, 2012 RHP Tanner Roark assigned to Syracuse Chiefs from Harrisburg Senators.
July 8, 2011 Harrisburg Senators activated RHP Tanner Roark from the temporarily inactive list.
July 6, 2011 Harrisburg Senators placed RHP Tanner Roark on the temporarily inactive list.
May 14, 2011 RHP Tanner Roark assigned to Harrisburg Senators.
August 6, 2010 Harrisburg Senators activated RHP Tanner Roark.
July 31, 2010 Washington Nationals Traded 2B Cristian Guzman to Texas Rangers and Frisco RoughRiders Traded RHP Ryan Tatusko and RHP Tanner Roark to Harrisburg Senators.
April 7, 2010 Tanner Roark assigned to Frisco RoughRiders from Bakersfield Blaze.
April 1, 2010 RHP Tanner Roark assigned to Texas Rangers.
July 2, 2009 Tanner Roark assigned to Bakersfield Blaze from Frisco RoughRiders.
June 10, 2009 Tanner Roark assigned to Frisco RoughRiders from Bakersfield Blaze.

Tanner B. Roark Bio Info

Tanner B. Roark (ROE-arc)...Majored in sports management at the University of Illinois...Was a Second-Team All-Big 10 selection in 2007...In two seasons with the Illini, went 12-2 with a 4.72 ERA in 24 games/22 starts...Led Wilmington (IL) High to a pair of state baseball championships in 2003 and 2005 before graduating...Was named first-team All-State (2003-05) by the Illinois Baseball Coaches Association...Lettered in three sports (baseball, football, basketball at Wilmington)...Was an All-State quarterback as a junior in 2004...In spring of 2008, signed with and pitched in three games with the Southern Illinois Miners of the independent-Frontier League prior to being drafted by Texas. 


In his return to the starting rotation, Roark set career marks in innings pitched (210.0) and wins (16) in 2016...Ranked in the National League in wins (T5th, 16), HR/9.0 IP (6th, 0.73), H/9.0 IP (9th, 7.41), and ERA (6th, 2.83)...Threw 7.0 or more shutout innings nine times, the most MLB...CHI RHP Jake Arrieta was second with eight...Roark started seven of Washington's 12 shutouts...Per FanGraphs.com, he had the lowest hard-hit rate (24.3%) in Major League Baseball...He tossed 7.0 (or more) innings 18 times, third-most in the NL...Teammate RHP Max Scherzer ranked first with 20 and SFG RHP Jhonny Cueto was second with 19....Along with Scherzer, the two combined to throw at least 7.0 innings in 38 starts, and they also combined to pitch at least 7.0 innings while allowing two runs or fewer 33 times...Of the 22 pitchers who put together at least 10 outings of 7.0 (or more) innings with two runs allowed (or fewer), no team had a pair who compiled more such starts...Outpaced career marks in SO/9.0 (7.37 in 2016; 6.59 career), H/9.0 (7.41 in 2016; 7.97 career) & swing-and-miss % (21.9% in 2016; 19.7% career).... Left-handed batters hit just .214 / .315 / .302 against Roark in 2016...Among right-handed pitchers with at least 400 left-handed batters faced (essentially, all right-handed starting pitchers), Roark's .302 opponent slugging percentage led the National League, and his .214 batting average against was good for sixth... Allowed two earned runs or fewer in six of his last seven outings dating to Aug. 29...Posted a 2.16 ERA (10 ER/41.2 IP) and a .189 batting average against during this stretch...Posted a 1.13 ERA (4 ER/32.0 IP), 1.06 WHIP and a .187/.293/.252 opponent slash line from Aug. 29 - Sept. 20...Struck out a career-high 15 batters in 7.0 innings of two-hit, shutout ball vs. MIN on April 23... His 15 strikeouts were, at the time, the most in a game by a Nationals pitcher this season (now second behind RHP Max Scherzer's 20) and the third-most (now fourth) in a game in Nationals history (2005-pres.)...Made his first Postseason start in Game 2 of the NLDS.


Began the season in the bullpen, but ultimately made 12 starts...Went 1-3 with one save, four holds and a 3.74 ERA (19 ER/45.2 IP) as a reliever... Offered scoreless relief in 17 of his 28 appearances...Went 3-4 with a 4.82 ERA (35 ER/65.1 IP) in 12 starts across two stints in the rotation...ERA severely impacted by eight earned runs allowed, June 28 at PHI...Made his first start of the season on May 25 at Chicago, replacing injured RHP Doug Fister...Converted his first career save, May 4 vs. MIA...Returned to the rotation on Sept. 4 to take the spot of RHP Joe Ross...In his best start of the season, tossed a season-high 7.0 innings, allowing one earned run on six hits in Washington's 16-4 win at Tampa Bay, June 16. 


Built on successful 2013 to turn in a true breakout campaign in 2014...Went 15-10 with a 2.85 ERA in 31 starts...Ranked among National League pitchers in opponents OPS (5th, .632), OBP (7th, .281), wins (T8th, 15), WHIP (8th, 1.09), baserunners per nine innings (8th, 10.10) and walks per nine innings (8th, 1.77)...His eight road wins tied RHP Doug Fister for the team lead...Turned in his first career shutout, April 25 vs. SDP (9.0 IP, 3 H, BB, 8 SO)...Fanned a career-high 11 batters, June 6 at SDP (8.0 IP, 3 H, 11 SO)...Worked 7.0 scoreless innings to pocket the win in Washington's NL East championship-clinching 3-0 victory on Sept. 16 at Atlanta...Worked out of the bullpen in the 2014 NLDS vs. San Francisco Giants (0-1, 3.38 ERA) for his first Postseason exposure...Pitched better in the season's second "half" (7-4, 2.65 ERA, 13 GS) than before the All-star break (8-6, 3.01 ERA, 18 GS).


Joined the Nationals late, but earned glowing reviews, finishing 7-1 with 1.51 ERA in 14/5 G/GS...started 7-0 and became the first/only National to win first 7 decisions in a single season...allowed only one home run (Carlos Beltran, 2-run shot, Sept. 23 at Busch Stadium) in 53.2 big league innings...spun 2.0 scorless innings in MLB debut on Aug. 7 vs. ATL...first strikeout victim was Jeff Francoeur (Aug. 13 vs. SFG)... 7 of 9 relief appearances with the Nationals lasted at least 2.0 ininngs...worked a season-high 4.2 scoreless innings and was rewarded with the win in Washington's come-from-behind 11-10 win on Aug. 23 at Kauffman Stadium...made first big league start on Sept. 7 at MIA and earned the win thanks to 6.0 scoreless innings...did not allow an earned run and spun at least 6.0 innings in 3 of 5 starts for Washington...went 9-3 with 4 holds, 2 saves and 3.15 ERA in 33 games/11 starts with Syracuse...led the International League in WHIP (0.99).